Jupiter & Okwess

Congo - Kinshasa
Funk Rock African
Jupiter & Okwess

With their mix of Afrobeat, Rock, Funk and different Congolese music styles, the band around the charismatic singer Jupiter Bokondji appears not only on world music festival but also on Rock & Pop Festivals. Jupiter was born in Kinshasa and grew up in the former GDR, where his father worked for the Embassy of Congo.
At that time, he listened to bands like The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, and James Brown, who still influence his music. Since than several musical projects followed and he always developed his own style.  He has been part of Damon Albarns “Africa Express” and will release his new Album “Kin Sonic” at Glitterbeat in July 2017 (produced by Marc-Antoine Moreau) For many spectators Jupiter /Okwess has been one of the highlights of the Womex 2016 and we can look forward to many powerful shows in Europe in 2017 and 2018.

Videos
  • Jupiter&Okwess international at Gwangju world Music festival
    Jupiter&Okwess international at Gwangju world Music festival
  • Jupiter & Okwess International, Marseille, Babel Med Music 2014 Live
    Jupiter & Okwess International, Marseille, Babel Med Music 2014 Live
  • JUPITER'S DANCE
    JUPITER'S DANCE
  • Jupiter & Okwess - "Pondjo Pondjo" (Acoustic session)
    Jupiter & Okwess - "Pondjo Pondjo" (Acoustic session)
  • Jupiter Okwess - Musonsu (Official Music Video) V1
    Jupiter Okwess - Musonsu (Official Music Video) V1
  • Jupiter Okwess - Bengai Yo (Official video)
    Jupiter Okwess - Bengai Yo (Official video)
  • Jupiter & Okwess - Ofakombolo (official video)
    Jupiter & Okwess - Ofakombolo (official video)
Press
„Eagerly anticipated for those lucky enough to have seen him live, Jupiter Bokondji has arrived off the streets of Kinshasa with a bang. A funky mix of jangling electric guitars, Congolese rumba at its most danceable and a militantly tight instrumental backing, Hotel Univers shows exactly why this project has been so heavily endorsed by Africa Express."
Clyde Macfarlane
Discography
Kin Sonic
Kin Sonic
2017
Glitterbeat Records
Hotel Univers
Hotel Univers
2013
Outhere Records
Line up

Jupiter Bokondji Ilola - Lead Singer & Tam-Tam
Yende Balamba Bongongo - Singer & Bass
Blaise Sewika Boyite - Singer & Shakers/Tools
Richard Kabamga Kasonga - Lead Guitar
Eric Malu-Malu-Muginda - Second Guitar
Montana Kinunu Ntunu - Drums

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavia

2018 all year
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Christin Plötz
Christin Plötz
Production & PR
christin@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 32

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